Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Review: Battle Magic

TITLE: Battle Magic
Book 3 (or 1 if you're into timeline order) in Circle Reforged series
AUTHOR: Tamora Pierce
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PREMISE: We learn what precisely happened to Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy before they came back home.
MY REVIEW: I have been a long time fan of Pierce so this review comes with a pro bias warning. Now, if any of you have been reading the Circle of Magic series you know that we've been teased in the last books. See, we kept hearing that something major happened between the last Briar book (where he met Evvy) and The Will of the Empress (the start of this most recent quartet) but the books never went into great detail.
Now, we finally get the whole story and man, it is rough you guys. Especially considering that Evvy is probably my favorite CoM character after Tris and stuff happens to her. As well as her cats. Poor kitties.
This book was pretty much a giant feels fest. It probably won't be as powerful if you haven't been a Circle of Magic fan for ages. If you're new to Tammy Pierce, I suggest reading either Alanna: The First Adventure (the start of the Tortall series) or Sandry's Book (the start of this series).
WHO SHOULD READ: Circle of Magic fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five really strong fangirl feels

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